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Research Briefs

2014Apr
Colleagues collaborating

Rafal Chomik and Mary MacLennan

Population ageing is likely to result in more people requiring care. Australia's aged care system is the set of public, private and community institutions that offer care interventions to older people suffering chronic illnesses, disability, or physical and cognitive decline.

2014Apr
Elderly couple researching pension options online

Rafal Chomik and Mary MacLennan

For a proportion of people, a long life comes with chronic illnesses, disability, or physical or cognitive decline. Population ageing means more people will require care and support. Much of it will be provided informally by family, but increasingly it will take the shape of formal aged care.

2013Aug
Female researchers examining data

Rafal Chomik, John Piggott and Bei Lu

New ways of thinking about retirement and employment: Trends, barriers, and policy options.

2013May
Content pensioners

Rafal Chomik

With total health spending in the region worth over a trillion dollars in 2010 and demand for healthcare continuing to grow, Asian governments will have a tremendous challenge meeting and funding this demand.  

2013May
Mother and daughter

Rafal Chomik

Asia's general reliance on defined benefit schemes could potentially lead to unfunded liabilities similar to those experienced in some countries in Europe, once the tipping point is reached.

2013May
Content elderly couple enjoying life

Rafal Chomik and John Piggott

While Asia's population is expected to increase by one billion people in the next thirty years, the significant demographic story is the change in its age structure.

2012Jan
Work-site

Rafal Chomik and John Piggott

The fiscal challenges of population ageing can be tackled in a number of ways. These include investing in capital and productivity of the smaller workforce, greater saving for retirement, higher migration, an active population policy, reducing benefits for the old, and/or encouraging and enabling them to work longer.